Tanya, Home Buyer in San Antonio, TX

Bridgewood Subdivision

Asked by Tanya, San Antonio, TX Fri May 23, 2008

Relocating to San Antonio. I'm looking at a home in the Bridgewood subdivision. I was wondering if anyone had input on crime, schools, commute to downtown. My husband will be working downtown. We have 2 kids and are looking for a family friendly neighborhood to live in.

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Ron Mersinger’s answer
Howdy Tanya,

Sounds like you have some great answers from some great Realtors here on Trulia. San Antonio is a wonderful place to raise kids and there is always something to keep them busy. There are a lot of neighborhoods that are more kid friendly vs. those that are not. Bridgewood has a kid friendly pool and recreation center that is very nice. Bridgewood is a newer community that is close to shopping and has it's own neighborhood elementary school. How old are your kids? How long will you be in your next home?
I have discovered some hot spots that are in great areas that have been undervalued in our market. I feel that both of these areas are excellent for raising kids and have highly rated schools. They both have easy access to downtown and still are priced reasonably. The best thing to do is to find a local pro who knows the ins and outs of San Antonio and the areas that best fit your family. I hope you do just that.

PS - I have been helping people find their family a home for over 20 years. I would be glad to do that for yours.
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So when I read your question, I couldn't place Bridgewood (we have so many subdivisions here in San Antonio), but pulled out my trusty map and found it. Just outside the 1604, I've actually been back there a few times cruising around looking at places (I do a lot of "looking" to familiarize myself with neighborhoods, us Realtors are all a bit nosey by instinct, haha). I, personally, like the area and as far as I'm concerned, this area of town is my favorite. I live inside the 1604 in the northwest and love it. There's a lot to offer in this area with shopping and dining choices all over the area.

Traffic is a bit a rough at times in San Antonio. We are a growing city, that is building or changing highways and roads constantly. I have lived in Philadelphia and Los Angeles and depending on which roads I need to take to get where I want to be, some days I long for the traffic in those cities. I will give San Antonio this though, the drivers here seem much more friendly (in my opinion) and are often more than willing to "make room" for people merging onto the highways (which, doesn't happen in Los Angeles or Philadelphia as much). In fact, Texans are just a friendly bunch in general, one of the reasons I love it here.

A few suggestions of places to read up on the area at:

San Antonio Police Department (crime data)

Transguide TXDOT (traffic and construction)

Everything San Antonio

I hope that helps and you find some of the info you're searching for. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Even if you just need to know where to get the best --------------------- (insert favorite food here), I'd be glad to share some of my knowledge, opinions, and experiences here in San Antonio (as someone did for me when I relocated here - I researched everything on the internet before hand, came down for a long weekend, and came back with a contract on a house). Good luck in finding what you're looking for, I'm sure you'll love it here (and let me know how its going after you've been here, I love hearing updates from people new to the area).

Matt Stigliano
Exit Realty North-San Antonio
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Great neighborhood, Tanya!! I have lots of information on one of our communities; The Meadows at Bridgewood"....We have homes from the $100's ...ranging from 1,853 sq ft to 2,955 Sq ft.....It is in the Northside Independent Schhol district, The grade school there is Ward Elementary (210) 397-6800/ middle school is Zacary Middle School (210) 397-7400 and the High School is Taft (210) 397-6000...The nearest police office is (210) 647-3411.....Please call me for more community information , floor plans, inventory homes, or with any other questions...210-430-2055...There are a few different commutes to downtown...I look forward to hearing from you...
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Make sure when you are searching for a home you have a realtor who is working for you, never purchase a home direct from a builder, seller, or listing agent. We receive sooo many emails and calls daily where the buyer assume something then problems. You also need to be pre-approved for a loan from the lender prior to searching for a home.
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Bridgewood is a nice neighborhood in a great part of town. The commute to downtown San Antonio from there is about 30 minutes, maybe 45 during high-traffic times. You can find all sorts of crime data information at the MYSA.com crimebase, located at http://crimebase.mysanantonio.com/

The schools are Ward Elementary, Zachary Middle School, and Taft High School. You can find out more info about the schools by visiting the Northside Independent School District website (http://www.nisd.net/) or by visiting greatschools.net.

I would love to help you find a great home in Bridgewood. I am a local Realtor who has been working in the San Antonio real estate business since 1978. You can find out more about me by viewing my profile.
Web Reference: http://www.sahomefinder.com
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